Comprehensive News Analysis 25-01-2022

By Dewani Khemchand|Updated : January 25th, 2022

Comprehensive News Analysis covers all the important articles and editorials of 'The Hindu' from the UPSC/IAS examination point of view.


G. Tidbits


1. 100 terrorists waiting across border: BSF

  • Border Security Force (BSF) has stated that around 135 militants are present at launch pads across the LoC waiting to infiltrate into India.
    • 2021 saw around 58 infiltration attempts from across the LoC. Notably, infiltration along the LoC has been showing a downward trend.
  • BSF noted that the overall situation along the Line of Control has been peaceful since the ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan in 2021.

2. India, Israel mark a major milestone

  • India and Israel have started a series of events to celebrate three decades of diplomatic relations, which began in 1992.
  • The Indian Prime Minister has previously termed India and Israel as natural partners, underlining the potential of this bilateral relationship.
  • The relationship has been multidimensional with major scope in the domain of defence technology, national security and counter-terrorism, water technology, agriculture, trade and innovation and entrepreneurship.

3. ‘India can make $300-bn electronics by 2026’

  • As per a document released by the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) in association with the India Cellular & Electronics Association (ICEA), India is likely to achieve electronics production of $300 billion by 2026 as against the set target of $400 billion by 2025 as per the National Policy on Electronics (NPE) 2019.
  • Despite lower than targeted growth owing mostly to the challenges brought forth by the pandemic, the electronics manufacturing sector has shown impressive growth over the pre-pandemic phase years.
  • The major challenges being faced by the industry include qualitative (non-tariff, infrastructure-related) and quantitative (tariff, free trade agreements, etc.) aspects.

4. Amid Ukraine crisis, NATO sends planes, ships to Eastern Europe

  • NATO allies have put forces on standby and are reinforcing eastern Europe with more ships and jets to bolster Europe’s eastern defences as tensions soar over Russia’s military buildup around Ukraine.
  • The U.S. is also trying to prepare an unprecedented package of sanctions on Russia if it sends in more of its forces. 

I. UPSC Mains Practice Questions

  1. List out the most probable reasons for increasing antimicrobial resistance in India. What initiatives have been taken to tackle this problem? (250 words; 15 marks)(GS Paper 3/Science and Technology)
  2. Prolonged school closures due to the pandemic have dented an already fragile education system in India. Comment. (250 words; 15 marks)(GS Paper 2/Social Justice)


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